OIT Training Instructor Workshop Descriptions (Summary)
Featured Workshop
Online@UT 09 (Assessment Rubrics in Blackboard Learn)

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In this workshop participants will have an introduction to the interactive rubric tool in Online@UT (Blackboard Learn). Participants will learn what a rubric is, how to create and manage rubrics, how to apply the rubric in the Grade Center, where to use a rubric, and instructional uses of rubrics.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Featured Workshop
Summer Accessibility Program

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The UT System recently adopted a policy that reiterates its commitment to providing and supporting a teaching and learning environment that is accessible to all.

Get ahead of the curve!

Ensure your course materials are accessible to all students! Learn more about accessibility from the students’ perspective!

Join us for the Summer Accessibility Program, a hands-on workshop for instructional faculty. Over the course of 12 hours (3 half-days), you will engage with students, collaborate with accessibility experts, and learn more about tools/methods used to convert course materials to meet accessibility standards.

Dates: EITHER June 6, 7, 8 OR June 14, 15, 16
Time: 8:30am – 12:30pm
Location: 406 Greve Hall

Agenda

Day 1:
• Understand the end-user experience
• Hear from students with different disabilities and the Office of Disability Services
• Experience tools that help you determine if materials are accessible

Day 2:
Learn how to create accessible documents:
• Microsoft Word & PowerPoint and PDFs
• Work on making your course syllabus accessible

Day 3:
• Create accessible course assignments
• Create a course introduction video, including captioning
• Wrap up

Sessions will be facilitated by staff from ODS, OIT, TennTLC, and Online Programs.

You will receive Adobe Acrobat Pro (1 year subscription) or equivalent assistance to help you create accessible course materials.

For questions, contact either Jennifer Gramling (jgramlin@utk.edu) or Jean Derco (jderco@utk.edu).

For more information about accessibility, go the Accessible Information, Materials and Technology website.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.

Featured Workshop
Transitioning from Bb Collaborate to LiveOnline@UT (Zoom)

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UT is Zooming! Join this workshop and learn more about transitioning from the Bb Collaborate online classroom to UT-Zoom online meetings. Topics include scheduling a meeting, sharing meeting information, and sharing content in a meeting. Come learn what Zoom has to offer. Tags: Zoom Videoconferencing

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Featured Workshop
TurningPoint Clickers (Basics and Transitioning to TurningPoint Cloud (6))

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Clicker Technology, or audience response systems, are used by educational institutions nationwide to enhance student engagement, gather data, and provide instant feedback and assessment. Below are some of the benefits faculty have identified using Turning Technologies software for clicker engagement. Effective Summer 2016, UTK will be transitioning to TurningPoint Cloud (6) which will continue to feature polling with hand-held and mobile devices, but with a secure, centralized, cloud-based management of course, rosters and assessment data.

Benefits:
• Ease of use in creating and delivering quizzes
• Quiz delivery without PowerPoint or in-class computer via TurningPoint Anywhwere and ResponseCard Anywhere
• Self-paced polling options
• Response submissions via the clicker or mobile devices: smartphone, tablet, or a laptop computer
• Integration with Blackboard Grade Center
• Less overall cost for students

OIT and Turning Technologies provide training for all current and interested clicker technology faculty. If you'd like to use clickers in your class, you must receive training on the TurningPoint Cloud (6) system. Be sure to bring your laptop to the training. You should also contact the UT Bookstore to place your clicker order. If you have any questions, contact the OIT HelpDesk at 865-974-9900.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.

Camtasia for Mac

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Using Camtasia for Mac, you can create an online instructional video, that includes a digital recording of a computer screen, such as a course site tour, web-based application demonstration, Excel spreadsheet tutorial, or PowerPoint presentation. You will learn how to record your actions on the screen, record audio and webcam video, and do basic editing of the recorded media. Then you will polish the video with zoom-in effects, text callouts, highlights, and other enhancements. The options for sharing the video online will be discussed. NOTE: For an individual consultation, instructors, please request a meeting through the OIT HelpDesk (865-974-9900).

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Captivate 1 (Hands-On With Adobe Captivate: Going Beyond PowerPoint)

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How can you turn a PowerPoint presentation into a self-contained online learning module in which students interact with the content through hyperlinks and quizzes? Come to this workshop and learn how to use Adobe Captivate (Windows only) to create an online interactive learning module that contains slides, images, screenshots, video, audio, captions, hyperlinks, and self-testing quiz questions. You will then post the module either to a Blackboard course site or to your personal UT web space. Participants should be proficient with Microsoft PowerPoint.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Cloud Storage Options at UTK

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Comparison of T-Storage, Microsoft OneDrive, and Google Drive.

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Digital Badges and Certificates: Recognition for What You Teach

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Being rewarded is a powerful extrinsic motivator. One of the best rewards is recognition for a job well done. Providing these opportunities for rewarding students throughout your course can keep students motivated and create a map of what they can learn. In Blackboard, you can use the achievements tool to create student opportunities to earn recognition for their work. Join us in this workshop for an introduction to achievements in the form of both digital badges and certificates.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Faculty- or Staff-focused Lucky 7 - Requested topic

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This workshop can be customized to meet your department's or group's needs.

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How to Improve Your Web Pages' Visibility in Search Engine Results (SEO)

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Search Engine Optimization (SEO) of your web site involves structuring your site in a manner that makes it easier for users to locate your web content. It allows users to find what they are searching for, accurately and quickly. In this workshop we will go over the fundamentals of Search Engine Optimization: crawlers, relevance values, structure, etc. With you, we will evaluate your web site and make suggestions for optimizing your content for search engines. We will go over some of the tools used for this process and you will use them hands on.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Introduction to LiveOnline@UT (Zoom)

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If you currently use tools like Skype and FaceTime, or require an alternative tool for video conferencing for administrative or teaching and learning needs, you’ll want to learn more about LiveOnline@UT (Zoom). Zoom enables users to have an interactive, high-quality video and audio conference from laptops, desktops, and mobile devices. Join us to learn more about Zoom, and how it can assist you in teaching and learning, administration, and research collaboration. This workshop meets online; the day before the workshop, you will receive an email invitation with a link and access instructions. If you register on the workshop day, please call 865-974-9670 to request the email invitation. Tags: Zoom Videoconferencing, LiveOnline@UT

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
iPad 1 (Introduction to the iPad)

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This workshop is targeted to those who are new to the iPad and curious about its operation and uses. Upon completing this workshop, you will be able to identify the features of the iPad interface, activate your iPad, set a passcode, lock/unlock the screen orientation, state the function of the “Multitasking Bar”, use finger gestures to evoke iPad responses, organize your apps, and connect your iPad to your computer. You will also learn methods for using the iPad to engage students in classroom and online learning experiences. You are welcome to bring your own iPad, if you wish. Please make sure it is registered with the UT network. We will have iPads available for those interested in borrowing ours for the workshop.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
iPad 2 (Mobile Learning for the Classroom)

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Take an iPad or tablet out for a spin! This class will be driven by you! What do you want to do? Become more efficient? Have interactivity? Learn organization tips? Engage students beyond the class? Discuss what enhancements are available for iPads and tablets? See the changes with iOS7? In this Level 2 class, participants will discover mobile technologies for creating and storing course content while adding collaboration and interaction to the teaching and learning environment.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
iPad 3 (Make It & Take It)

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Participants will experience and develop presentations created with Doceri and Nearpod apps for course content as well as class presentation and engagement. They will also practice recording presentations with the iPad.

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My Mediasite is a faculty portal to OIT’s Digital Media Services' (DMS) video server. Using My Mediasite, faculty can access the Mediasite Desktop Recorder and record, upload, manage, and publish video content directly to DMS’ streaming server. This introductory workshop session will showcase the basic features of My Mediasite, provide instructions for downloading and installing the Mediasite Desktop Recorder, and offer tips for using these tools to produce videos, slideshows, and screencasts from your desktop or laptop computer.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Online@UT 01 (Introduction to Online@UT - Blackboard Learn)

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One way to increase interaction with and among students is to augment face-to-face lectures with more engaging activities such as self-paced tutorials, discussion forums, and live chats. Online@UT makes it easy to organize and post these materials online for students to access anytime from anywhere via the Web. In this introduction to Online@UT's course management system, participants will access their online course site, receive an overview of instructor development tools and resources, and learn to upload a variety of document types.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Online@UT 01 (Introduction to Online@UT - Blackboard Learn) - online version

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This course is an online self-paced version of Online@UT 1 (Introduction to Online@UT) Please note that while our registration system requires a date for all courses, the displayed date does not apply to online courses, as they are available anytime, anywhere. Shortly after completing registration, you will receive an email with the information needed to get started.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Online@UT 02 (Assessments in Blackboard Learn)

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Learn to create, manage, deploy, and grade online assessments using the assessment tools in Online@UT. Find out about the benefits of using question pools, and how to create a survey for your students. We'll also go beyond the nuts and bolts of assessment creation and management by learning about many best practices and helpful hints that can contribute toward a better, more efficient online experience for both you and your students.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Online@UT 03 (Blogs and Wikis in Blackboard Learn)

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Would you like to create class community, to enhance students' critical and reflective skills, to encourage informal sharing, to build an ongoing portfolio, or to assemble a dynamic record of a research project? Blogs and wikis are two Online@UT tools that may provide a solution for these teaching goals. In this workshop, participants will explore Online@UT blogs and wikis, configure these tools for different purposes, and discuss their instructional uses.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Online@UT 05 (Grade Center in Blackboard Learn)

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Students report that access to grades in Online@UT is extremely useful, and instructors routinely comment on the ease of use of the Online@UT Grade Center. Join us to learn more about best practices in managing grades online using the Online@UT Grade Center.

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Online@UT 11 (Student Engagement Through Discussion Forums)

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Learn to use discussion forums to manage communication with your students, develop community, engage the students and evaluate learning. Learn to apply rubrics to standardize grading and make it easier to manage.

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Prezi for Faculty 1 (Basics)

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Prezi is a cloud-based presentation and storytelling software tool that allows the presenter(s) to zoom to different views on a wide virtual canvas rather than going linearly from slide to slide in a traditional presentation. Prezis can make your presentations more visually appealing while also making it easy for multiple presenters to collaborate on one presentation.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
Removing Barriers: Creating More Accessible Word, PowerPoint, and PDF Files on a Mac

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Learn how to create electronic course documents that are accessible to all students, including students with disabilities. Small changes in how you create Word, PPT, and PDF documents will have a huge positive impact for all students. This workshop will also introduce you to the accessible UTK Course Syllabus template and is designed for the Mac users of MS Office 2011. tags: accessibility, disability

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Removing Barriers: Creating More Accessible Word, PowerPoint, and PDF Files Using Office 2013 (Windows)

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Learn how to create electronic course documents that are accessible to all students, including students with disabilities. Small changes in how you create Word, PPT, and PDF documents will have a huge, positive impact for all students. This workshop will also introduce you to the accessible UTK Course Syllabus template and is designed for those using Office 2013 in a Windows environment. tags: accessibility, disability

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
SharePoint Documents (Creating, Editing, Sharing and Co-authoring)

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This class focuses strictly on using SharePoint to collaborate on documents. Participants will learn how to access their MySite, upload documents to a library, change document permissions, modify and coauthor documents owned by other users, enable office web apps, turn on versioning, and create and modify document library views on SharePoint pages. Participants will work with the instructor and each other to explore many of the features available with document libraries.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
SharePoint Lists (Manage Projects and Organize Processes)

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With SharePoint Lists in your skillset, you'll have a powerful new approach for departmental, project, and resource management — and you'll be able to customize your own solutions as well. In the workshop, we'll be creating:
  • Project task lists -- bring order to a department or unit workload
  • Adjustments to List Settings -- to give you a high degree of control
  • List columns -- pull data from another SharePoint list in the same site (lookup columns) or run simple calculations (calculated columns)
  • Customized Views -- drill down to the data you really need
  • Web parts for displaying a list on your homepage or landing page

This is an introductory workshop – complex lists may require the SharePoint Designer software, which will not be covered here.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.

SharePoint Overview

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SharePoint is a Microsoft technology that provides organizations with a web-based platform for content management, information-sharing, communication, collaboration, and much more. At UT, SharePoint will begin as a web site (utspaces,) for faculty and staff. These are individual web sites that allow users to maintain their web presence at UT. The utspaces sites have many features that allow users to communicate, share documents, access colleagues’ utspaces sites, and much more. OIT Training has developed training classes to help you take advantage of the capabilities of and enjoy your interaction with SharePoint. This class will help you gain a thorough understanding of the SharePoint interface and will help you get started with your own site development.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.
SharePoint Permissions (Handling Confidential Data)

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The information in this class will enable users to effectively secure data within their SharePoint sites. Participants will gain an understanding of the vast number of options SharePoint provides for granting access to the resources stored within their SharePoint accounts. These resources include sites, lists, libraries, and even individual items within those libraries. SharePoint supports the control of access via the University’s active directory, anonymous users, and the ability to create custom users and groups. SharePoint includes more than 30 permissions types that can be used to define who has access to your resources and how those resources can be used.

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Skype for Business (faculty/staff focused)

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Faculty can use this IM/video conference/online meeting tool to interact and collaborate with students. You get everything you need for conversations in one app—IM, audio and video calls, online meetings and sharing. And because Skype for Business and Office work together, it’s simple to collaborate right from your Office apps. You can schedule meetings and see IM history in Outlook, start meetings from apps like Word or PowerPoint online and meet across platforms to present content, share a whiteboard, slide presentation, computer screens, and even poll the audience.

SThis is an instructor focused workshop and only faculty/staff or GTAs may enroll.